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Poster: unclejohn52 Date: May 31, 2013 2:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Learning to play guitar like Jorma.

Our tastes and guitar background are very similar - love Bromberg, Leo Kottke, and Jorma, although have to admit I'm not familiar with his whole body of work and his playing style is very difficult. I love Garcia on the Pizza Tapes sessions and Grisman stuff. Been playing a long time off and on, but really trying to make a go of it now, 40 years late. I will look into the Jorma DVDs on your rec., since I love Hesitation Blues.

I'd like to play almost every song on Bromberg's album "My Own House". He gives a very good YouTube lesson on his version of Cocaine Blues (I'm assuming this is the disk you're following up with) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OIpBQ2oh0VI

Also, since I've never had much in the way of lessons, I'm trying to learn some basic/intermediate technique (scales etc) and this guy seems pretty straightforward: http://www.justinguitar.com/index.php (payment is voluntary)

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I happen to like Martin tone the best. (The Larrivee is nice too, and I wouldn't turn down a Gibson or a Blueridge...) I own an entry-level Martin D1R (laminate back) nicely aged, balanced tone with nice action; and recently acquired a 45-yr old Martin 016-NY which needed a lot of work - neck reset etc. It has a slightly wider neck with mahogany back, and was probably designed for classical, but I put light-guage strings on, and it has a lovely sound.


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Poster: Purple Gel Date: May 31, 2013 2:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Learning to play guitar like Jorma.

The David Bromberg DVD looks really good and features some of my favorites including: Cocaine Blues, Mr. Bojangles, Demon In Disguise, Delia, Chump Man Blues and a bunch more. I'm really looking forward to delving into that one.

http://www.davidbromberg.net/guitar-shop/lessons

As far as Jorma's playing style, I thought it was difficult as well, but once he breaks it down and with a little practice it's not that hard and it's pretty intuitive. I was surprised how quickly I picked up the basic techniques as he teaches them. The key to his style is learning to separate your thumb (Bass & Rhythm) and your index and middle fingers (leads and licks).

This post was modified by Purple Gel on 2013-05-31 21:31:08

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